That flash thumb drive you have in your pocket is a beast of a memory. We store so much stuff in so little space; that form factor has completely democratized the storing of masses of data that would once have been assigned to a giant data center of yore. And all in your pocket now.
Of course, this comes at a cost. This is NAND flash, and … Read More → "Communication Solves Flash Unpredictability"
“A man with a watch always knows what time it is. A man with two is never certain.” – Segal’s Law
Another day, another new ARM processor. These guys are like Taco Bell. They keep rearranging the same three or four ingredients to create a surprising assortment of different products. A pipeline here, a new cache there, and you’ve got a … Read More → "ARM Cortex-A76AE Reliably Stays in Lock Step"
Hello LiDAR, my old friend. I’ve come to sense with you again. This week’s Fish Fry is all about the what, where, and how of LiDAR technology. Jun Pei (CEO – Cepton Technologies) joins us to discuss the details of Cepton’s Micro-Motion platform and how perception is key to the advancement of autonomous vehicle technology. Also this we check out how a new Kickstarter campaign may change … Read More → "The Perception Connection"
OK, people: it’s time to talk again about how not to hurt or kill people (or other living things) with electronic gadgetry. Or more-than-gadgetry, like cars that have the temerity to drive themselves. There are so many angles from which to approach how all those functions in such machines can be made safe; we take on yet another one today.
This discussion stems … Read More → "Certifying the Certifier"
The autonomous driving news is really stacking up. Uber and Tesla have both been very active on the self-driving scene recently. There’s so much news that it’s time for a summary of four recent, major events:
1. Uber lays off 100 backup drivers from its self-driving unit
Uber laid off 100 backup drivers from its self-driving unit. … Read More → "Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part 4"